Estela Barraza, MS
As the Founder and Principal Health Mentor of Salud Daily, Estela Barraza is working to redefine healthy living through five core values: exercise, energy, enthusiasm, education and evolution. She's a marathon runner, follows a vegan nutrition plan and as a lifelong champion of exercise and an enthusiast for health she has become a role model to so many. Since childhood, Estela has delighted in the positive impact of being physically active which led her to build a career from her passion for exercise. She earned a Master of Science in Exercise and Wellness, and a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University.
Her approach to inspire and empower others to radiate a healthier life is unique and ahead of the industry's time.
She has been an integral founding member for exercise, health promotion and wellness projects in educational institutions, organizations of various capacities, and of a scientific intervention focused on preventing type 2 diabetes in Latino youth. She has been featured in MSNBC Latino, the Arizona Republic, Phoenix Fox News, and in popular blogs for women.
Estela, has co-authored scientific journals, conducted an innovative thesis project focused on the effects of exercise on cognition and executive function skills, and worked with leading experts in the fields of health promotion, exercise physiology, biomechanics and program prescription, nutrition, neuroscience, psychology, disease prevention and leadership. She has an innovative and effective track record when mentoring and consulting with all types of individuals and teams to improve their health, partners with the American Diabetes Association and Healthy LifeStars, and presents at local and National events.
Estela believes that participation in exercise and making healthier decisions should be an everyday habit because, it’s rooted in determining how we feel, our performance, our decisions we live by, and how we share our energy with others.